Southern California Edison VR Training Simulation

This senior design project aims to provide utility field workers with a unique training opportunity through a virtual reality simulation. The simulation is designed to enable field workers to gain practical experience in handling and installing equipment that they are expected to encounter in the field, thereby preparing them adequately for their actual field work. The project deliverables include a prototype using existing virtual reality devices available on the market today. The benefits from this project are situational awareness, field crew’s safety, learning efficiency, structured guidance and immediate auditory feedback as the simulation is being carried out. The team worked with the project sponsors to investigate, learn, and understand the tasks of field workers at SCE who could benefit from using VR. 

The team also critically analyzed VR technologies and platforms to find the best opportunities to improve safety, efficiency, and other benefits. After gathering project requirements, the team created a design alternative. The team gathered feedback from the sponsor and advisor throughout the project. After an analysis of the design alternatives, the team created a unified system design, develop a prototype, and then evaluate the prototype. Documents, software code, and other deliverables will be shared with the sponsor.


Student Team
  • Han Cao
  • Martin Castorena
  • Cameron Cheng
  • Manuel Guillen Vargas
  • Jaiden Holcomb
  • Seng Lei
  • Matthew Mendoza
  • Denise Tabilas
  • Fernando Torres
  • Kevin Truong
Project Sponsor
Southern California Edison
Project Liaisons
  • Abder Elandaloussi
Faculty Advisors
  • David Krum